With the internet, social media, various websites, and several people around us, we all have learned what an ideal partner seems like and what qualities they possess.
Though qualities like honesty, sensitivity, calmness, etc. are a must-have, they are not the only ones that make up the personality of a perfect partner.
There are several others that are highly underrated but are necessary to have in your spouse. Here is a list of 7 underrated qualities to look for in a spouse.
1. They don’t always need to win
Married couples are supposed to be partners, not competitors. However, in the case of many couples, they are each other’s competitors. They want to always win, no matter what the situation is. They just want to prove the other person wrong. However, they should compete against the world, but not with each other.
2. They are a quick learner
One of the most underrated qualities in a partner is someone who is able to learn and adapt relatively quickly. For example, recognizing that you need alone time when you get home from work, and giving you that space. And of course, you should take their needs and preferences just as seriously.
3. They have the courage to be vulnerable
Being vulnerable is scary, even when you are in a committed relationship. At the heart of truly fulfilling relationships is the ability to be open and vulnerable with yourself and your partner. People learn to trust each other when they are courageous enough to share their own vulnerabilities with their partners.
4. They are willing to communicate
Look for partners who understand the importance of communication and are willing to engage. It’s hard to be with people who shy away from direct communication or struggle to express their honest emotions. Also, while we all have our challenges when it comes to communication, the willingness to try is what’s most important.
5. They make you laugh
Laughter is one of the best ways to connect with someone. We love laughing at the same things and cracking inside jokes with each other. Thus, never underestimate the value of having a partner who can make you laugh throughout all of life’s ups and downs.
6. They are committed to their own personal growth
A growing and changing relationship requires partners who are willing to take a good look at themselves and see how they became the person they are and make changes if necessary. However, if one person is unwilling to adapt to that growth, you might have a problem.
7. They are willing to seek help when relationship problems arise
All long-term relationships go through ups and downs and many times, you feel like giving up. This is very natural. But how a person responds to these trying times will tell you whether they are someone you can count on through thick or thin, or who will bail when things get rough.